She Walked Out of Her Own Birthday Dinner After Her Husband Ignored Her Despite Her Trying to Talk to Him

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A Reddit user shared her story of walking out of her own birthday celebration because her husband wasn’t listening to her. In fact, he was ignoring her. 

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

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The original poster (OP) explained that lately, her husband has been ignoring her whenever she tries to have a conversation with him.

He apparently just sits and stares. Whenever OP tries to call him out on it, he will disagree and say he pays attention. OP said this has been going on for two months.

He’s Not Listening

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On OP’s birthday, he took her out to dinner. She was looking at the menu, and after a few uncomfortable minutes, OP said, “I think I’m getting a headache,” and her husband responded after a little while, “Go ahead sweetheart; get whatever you want.” OP said she was fuming and confronted him about how he wasn’t listening to her. He disagreed again.

Wife Gets Upset and Leaves

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OP decided to get her stuff and leave. Her husband freaked out and tried to get her to come back inside, but she refused.

When they got home, he yelled at her about how she had behaved in a “juvenile” way and embarrassed him at the restaurant. He said that she ruined her own birthday, and when she tried to explain that he was basically ignoring her, he told her that he owed her nothing.

OP said he is now expecting an apology.

The Masses Weigh In

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The Reddit community expressed concern over OP’s husband’s behavior.

One user said, “Nta – but I have to ask if he’s experiencing some neurological issues. This is so bizarre.”

Another user agreed, “the staring episodes could be absence seizures – more likely he’s just zoning out but wouldn’t hurt to ask a dr about it.”

Another user offered some options and solutions for OP:

  1. He’s going deaf
  2. He’s having seizures
  3. He’s being manipulative

Get 1+2 checked out before resulting to 3

Does He Have a Health Issue?

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ETA: Health issues are scary, and he could either be in total denial or actually completely unaware of his behavior. He might think he’s the one being manipulated. Sometimes people lash out when they’re going through a health issue and don’t know what’s happening to them/in denial.

OP, record your half of the conversation and his ignoring of it. You need proof.”

Another user withheld judgment on the story. “I’m not giving any judgement because this just seems so bizarre that you have to wonder if this is the entire story. Is he okay? A medical condition could be behind him zoning out often, especially if he denies he is doing it. Just very very strange.”

Get His Hearing Checked

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Yet another user suggested both parties were in the wrong. “I’m surprised more people aren’t suggesting he needs to get his hearing checked. It sounds like he knows you’re talking, but is having a hard time hearing the enunciation. He’s trying to fill in the blanks instead of just being honest and telling you he can’t make out what you’re saying. ESH. Him for letting this go on for as long as it has and you for not ruling out a medical issue before assuming he’s consciously ignoring you.”

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

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The original poster (OP) is a student who works as a waitress on the side. However, this story takes place at a restaurant where she DOES NOT work, even sometimes. She was there as a customer, but someone said no.

I Don’t Work Here! Karen Wants Her To Serve Them in a Restaurant She Does Not Work At, “Don’t You Take an Oath or Something?

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

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A Reddit user shared a story about how they were invited to a BBQ only to realize they were expected to bring food for the occasion. The hosts became annoyed when they didn’t bring food and refused to buy.

They Were Invited to a BBQ but Then Showed Up to An Empty Grill Because The Hosts Thought They Were Bringing The Food

Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner? Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital

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A Redditor posted in the “Am I the ***hole” subreddit to ask whether he was in the wrong for sending his coworker into an anaphylactic shock.

Office Lunch Thief Suffers Anaphylactic Shock and Ends up in Hospital: Who Is In the Wrong, the Thief or the Food Owner?

Entitled Much? Sister-In-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes A Village”

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The family of the original poster (OP) had a tradition of going on fun trips on the kids’ 10th birthdays. OP’s parents had done it for the whole family, and now they want to continue doing it for their grandchildren.

Entitled Much? Sister-in-Law Wants Her Daughter’s Disney Trip Paid For Because It “Takes a Village”
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Originally posted 2023-09-26 15:14:37.